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Feb
16
Tue
The Hundred Acre School February Vacation Program: Fun with STEM Tools @ The Hundred Acre School
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians.

Choose either:  
Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00
Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm

 
Our typical daily schedule:
8-9 Extended Day Morning
9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations
9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child)
9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know)
10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations)
11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child)
12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride
12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed)
12:45-1:15 Free Play
1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students
1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory
2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure
3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students
3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon

 
February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th
During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN!
April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd
During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect
and share data about our predictions and what we discover.

To enroll or for more information, click here.

Feb
17
Wed
The Hundred Acre School February Vacation Program: Fun with STEM Tools @ The Hundred Acre School
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians.

Choose either:  
Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00
Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm

 
Our typical daily schedule:
8-9 Extended Day Morning
9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations
9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child)
9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know)
10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations)
11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child)
12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride
12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed)
12:45-1:15 Free Play
1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students
1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory
2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure
3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students
3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon

 
February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th
During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN!
April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd
During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect
and share data about our predictions and what we discover.

To enroll or for more information, click here.

Feb
18
Thu
The Hundred Acre School February Vacation Program: Fun with STEM Tools @ The Hundred Acre School
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians.

Choose either:  
Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00
Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm

 
Our typical daily schedule:
8-9 Extended Day Morning
9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations
9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child)
9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know)
10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations)
11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child)
12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride
12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed)
12:45-1:15 Free Play
1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students
1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory
2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure
3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students
3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon

 
February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th
During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN!
April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd
During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect
and share data about our predictions and what we discover.

To enroll or for more information, click here.

Feb
19
Fri
The Hundred Acre School February Vacation Program: Fun with STEM Tools @ The Hundred Acre School
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians.

Choose either:  
Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00
Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm

 
Our typical daily schedule:
8-9 Extended Day Morning
9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations
9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child)
9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know)
10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations)
11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child)
12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride
12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed)
12:45-1:15 Free Play
1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students
1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory
2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure
3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students
3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon

 
February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th
During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN!
April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd
During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect
and share data about our predictions and what we discover.

To enroll or for more information, click here.

Feb
22
Mon
History on Tap @ Tomatoes Italian Grille and Bar
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Grab yourself a drink and enjoy some fascinating and fun conversation with Heritage Museums & Gardens curator Jennifer Madden, who will bring an interesting object from the museum’s collection to share. Check out a piece of the past that most museum visitors don’t have the opportunity to see, and join in the discussion! Participation is free and there are no reservations required. Food and drink purchases are each guest’s responsibility.

Mar
12
Sat
The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh: Exploring the Real Landscape of the Hundred Acre Wood with Kathryn Aalto @ Heald Center
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this event, co-sponsored with Titcomb’s Bookshop, to delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear. Landscape designer, historian, and writer Kathryn Aalto will discuss her book The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and a People Magazine Best New Book pick. Learn about plants, animals, and places in the forest that was the inspiration for the children’s classic and rediscover your favorite characters. Book signing, coffee, and an opportunity to explore Heritage’s gardens follow the discussion.

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Mar
30
Wed
History on Tap @ The Pilot House
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Grab yourself a drink and enjoy some fascinating and fun conversation with Heritage Museums & Gardens curator Jennifer Madden, who will bring an interesting object from the museum’s collection to share. Check out a piece of the past that most museum visitors don’t have the opportunity to see, and join in the discussion! Participation is free and there are no reservations required. Food and drink purchases are each guest’s responsibility.

Apr
16
Sat
Cut! Costume and the Cinema @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

From April – October in 2016, visitors will discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic couture. Five centuries of fashion and style as interpreted by award-winning costume designers and worn by our favorite stars will be on display along with props, movie clips and photos and movie memorabilia.

Costumes play a critical role in the success of any period film. They set the scene and establish authenticity and ambience. They also reveal clues about a character’s status, age, class and wealth as well as his or her role in the story. Such is the case with the 43 costumes featured in the exhibition, CUT! Costume and the Cinema.

Visitors to the exhibit will be transported from Paris to the Caribbean to Venice and beyond through the costumer’s art. Forty three costumes worn by stars including Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Maggie Smith, Heath Ledger, Ralph Fiennes Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver, Jude Law, Robert Downey, Jr., Keira Knightley and more are all included in this evocative star-studded exhibition of movie costume excellence. More than 30 characters are represented from some 25 films, all of which have been recognized in the trade and appreciated by the public for the quality of their costumes that evoke eras that have long since passed.

Discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic couture. Experience five centuries of fashion and style as interpreted by award-winning costume designers. Many of these costumes and their designers have won major awards including Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTAs from the British Association of Film and Television Arts. As these awards testify, costume is the essential ingredient in the authenticity of a period film. Delight in the sumptuous fabrics, the lavish lace and embroidery and unparalleled craftsmanship and creativity. Bask in the ambiance of big-screen cinema and the allure of famous film stars. An experience like no other awaits visitors to the exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema. The exhibition tour is organized by Exhibits Development Group, USA in cooperation with Cosprop, Ltd., London, England.”


Above image credits:

Movie Credit: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). Directed by Gore Verbinski. Shown: Johnny Depp (as Jack Sparrow), Orlando Bloom (as Will Turner).
Object: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). 18th Century Costume. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Costume Design by Penny Rose. Best Costume Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Object: The Duchess (2008). 18th Century Keira Knightley as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Costume Design by Michael O’Connor. Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design.

Movie Credit: Casanova (2005). Directed by Lass Hallstrom. Shown: Heath Ledger (as Casanova), Sienna Miller (Francesca). Buena Vista Pictures/Photofest, ©Buena Vista Pictures. Photographer: Doane Gregory.
Object: Casanova (2005) 18th Century Costume. Heath Ledger as Casanova. Design by Jenny Beavan.

Object: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). 18th Century Costume. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Costume Design by Penny Rose. Best Costume Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Movie Credit: Defiance (2008). Directed by Edward Zwick. Shown: Liev Schrieber (as Zus Bielski), Daniel Craig (as Tuvia Bielski). 2008 Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures/Photofest.
Object: Defiance (2008). 20th Century. Daniel Craig as Tuvia Bielski. Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.

Movie Credit: Land of the Blind (2006). Directed by Robert Edwards. Shown: Lara Flynn Boyle (as First Lady). 2006 Bauer Martinez Studios. Photographer: Nick Wall.
Object: Land of the Blind (2006). 20th Century. Lara Flynn Boyle as First Lady. Costume Design by Phoebe de Gaye.

Driven to Collect @ Automobile Gallery
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Driven to Collect is located in the Automobile Gallery, which is a reproduction of the Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village. Learn more about the cars in Heritage’s antique automobile collection.

Driven to Collect showcases Heritage’s permanent collection of antique and classic automobiles with a whole new look, plus a carload of interactive fun! Discover how Heritage founder Josiah K. Lilly, III collected American automobiles in much the same way as collectors assemble their collections. All have great passion for the objects they collect and some have a desire to share their collections with others. What Americans collect says a lot about our culture. What people of other cultures collect similarly defines their shared experiences.

Driven to Collect features the fine cars in the Heritage collection, including a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster owned by Gary Cooper, a 1935 Ford Phaeton, a rare 1927 LaSalle, and a 1909 White Steam Car Model M owned by President Taft. In addition, the Collector’s Corner features autos on loan from private collectors.

We are grateful to our Leading Sponsor:

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We are grateful to our Exhibit Sponsors:

David and Melissa McGraw

Behind the Scenes Auto Tours to return in 2016

Each month from May to October, you’ll have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for a tour of our antique auto collection storage. Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories about the twenty cars in this area, while participants have the opportunity to closely examine the vehicles. Participants will also learn how the collection was formed, the original purchase price of each vehicle, the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, and the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited.

The Heritage Collection @ American Art & Carousel Gallery
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Heritage Collection @ American Art & Carousel Gallery

The Heritage Collection (April 16-October 10)

Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects, and the famed military miniatures offer examples of American ingenuity and excellence.

J.K. Lilly, III founded Heritage Museums & Gardens in honor of his father, J.K. Lilly, Jr., who spent a lifetime amassing great collections of rare books, coins and stamps, as well as American firearms and military miniatures. A private man, his father built a museum behind his home and shared his collections with few others.

Unlike his father, when establishing Heritage Museums & Gardens, J.K. Lilly, III hoped that his museum would provide a range of educational and enjoyable experiences for many visitors “beyond Sandwich and beyond Cape Cod.” In order to augment the collection he acquired from his father’s estate, Lilly collected thousands of items in a short amount of time. This allowed him to present a broad overview of his ideas about the “excellence and ingenuity of American craftsmen.”

The Heritage Collection presents Heritage’s permanent collection in four themes that permeate American history – sense of place, home, work and conflict of ideas. Each object seen here, pivotal or humble, tells a story about our history, about ourselves, and like all good history, about our future.